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I've always been able to eat and drink whatever I've wanted to and never had a problem with weight until now (in my 50s). During my last two physicals, I asked my doctor for help with the extra pounds. She just tried to humor me, saying "it's part of getting older! The 'midline bulge' is something we all have!" I told her I don't want it! I'm very self-conscious about my... (can I even say it!)...obesity; and I feel some people are treating me differently or even talking about me! (Now I ...
I've always been able to eat and drink whatever I've wanted to and never had a problem with weight until now (in my 50s). During my last two physicals, I asked my doctor for help with the extra pounds. She just tried to humor me, saying "it's part of getting older! The 'midline bulge' is something we all have!" I told her I don't want it! I'm very self-conscious about my... (can I even say it!)...obesity; and I feel some people are treating me differently or even talking about me! (Now I sound paranoid! But I notice little things like that!) Because I seriously wanted to turn back the scale, I talked with my pharmacist about OTC diet aids (drinks, pills, etc.). She said she would not personally use those things because of side effects associated with the majority of those products. She steered me toward better eating habits and exercise. Hmmm.

Many years ago, when I was just a little overweight, I had joined SparkPeople because I wanted access to the tools I needed to analyze my diet. I found the whole program to be very helpful. After my husband died suddenly, life seemed to stop for me, too. I didn't really gain weight then; I just wasn't eating right. And when I started eating normally again, my body decided to store it all! Something changed! And here I am, seven years later, picking up where I left off with SparkPeople... but with extra and unwanted pounds.
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Member Since: 3/10/2009

My Goals:
I am striving to change eating and exercise habits that will help me to improve my health, appearance, and self esteem.

My Program:
I eat breakfast (rather than skip it) and I eat planned and healthy snacks now (so I'm not ravishingly hungry and grab whatever is handy. I am drinking 64 ounces of water, taking vitamin supplements, measuring and tracking my meals and snacks on the Nutrtion Tracker, walking 10,000+ steps per day. In addition, I am working out at Curves four times per week.

Personal Information:
I was born in International Falls, Minnesota, the oldest of 3 kids. When I was 10yo, my family moved to Oregon. After graduating in the dental field there, I returned to MN where I eventually married the love of my life. After his sudden death in 2002, I have struggled to regain purpose and focus in life...and I believe that I will get there!

Other Information:
I am a born-again Christian. I am passionate about indepth Bible studies/ learning and developing my personal relationship with God.

I am a proud Mom (to my son, Mike, who is making the Air Force his career, and to his lovely wife, Katie); and I am a proud Gramma to four very precious children!

I am a Stampin' Up demonstrator with a passion for stamping and creating, and for teaching others.

I love the great outdoors. Some of my favorite things are sandy beaches, ocean cruises, retreats with girl friends, chick flicks (aka romance and tear-jerker movies), photography, hiking/walking, biking, yardwork, watching birds, watercolor painting, woodworking... I just plain love life! LOL.


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SPARKY1955
2/23/2012 5:11:22 PM

Thank you, Raylinstephens. :-)

Before I got your message back, I went to some of the help tips and followed their instructions... but it was saying to do just what our fearless leader ;-) asked us not to do... I don't get it. Anyway, I tried and now I can't delete that! Maybe it will just vanish into cyberspace and nobody will pay attention to me! lol

I did go in just now and posted a comment according to your message... and it worked perfectly! Thank you!

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RAYLINSTEPHENS
2/23/2012 4:42:47 PM

Yes, a lot of teams have an "introduce yourself" thread and everyone just replies to the thread - and it does look like you are replying to the last comment - but you're not.

When they have thousands of members, it really gets messy if everyone starts a separate thread just to say hello.

Some teams also have a sort of login thread where you say hello every day.

Good Luck in your new team!!



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SPARKY1955
2/20/2012 9:27:04 AM

Thank you, Raylinstephens ;-) . You are such an encouragement... and a real inspiration! (Thanks for sharing pictures that show you are living proof!) And you are so kind. Blessings to you!



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RAYLINSTEPHENS
2/17/2012 5:27:17 PM

Yup! I'm still here and still tracking!

You cannot fail unless you quit.

You cannot fail unless you give up.

Never never never give up! YOU are worth it!!

love you,
linda



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CGDINASIA
3/20/2009 10:54:03 PM

Welcome to the Weekend Team. I have found many helpful challenges to keep me focused thru the weekend here. Trust you will too.
Carol



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